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Two homes side by side, one made from mud and one made from concrete

Extreme home renovation: Compassion edition

I love me a good home reno show. From granite countertops to ‘extreme’ closets, I’ll watch those Property Brothers fix anything up or Chip and Joanna slap shiplap on absolutely everything. But in watching the ‘must haves’ of North Americans, I can never forget the real ‘must haves’ of homes: hygienic floors, non-leaking roofs and […]

date: December 13, 2018
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5 men in front of Victory Outreach Church

Being the Church in the aftermath of war

A decades-long conflict between Joseph Kony’s guerrilla group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and the Ugandan government left horrifying devastation in its wake: the forced displacement of millions of people, mass looting of property, the abduction of boys to become child soldiers, the abduction of girls to become sex slaves and the deaths of close […]

date: August 9, 2018
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A day in the life of Compassion families in Asia

Although the countries where Compassion ministers in Asia are widely diverse, there are a few commonalities to daily life across the region, based on the economic status of the families we serve. Day-to-day routines in these communities can be quite different from those of Canadians. Here’s a peek into what many people experience. _____ The […]

date: July 6, 2018
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Raquel sharing about Compassion in her home

Putting my brave on – one Compassion sponsor’s journey

A sponsor shares her journey toward compassion with others    I have spent much of my life being comfortable. When I first heard about Compassion, I was 14 years old. Compassion had a booth at a retreat I was attending. Two big beautiful dark eyes on a pamphlet captivated my attention. The boy seemed to […]

date: July 6, 2018
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What my sponsor means to me

Living across the world from your sponsored child, you might find yourself asking, “Is my support really making a significant difference?” You may receive letters that don’t give a lot of detail, and you can’t see the effect your support is having firsthand. Well, let us tell you something: Your relationship with your sponsored child […]

date: July 6, 2018
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Boy flexes his muscles and shows off his uniform shirt.

What are the most prized possessions of kids in poverty?

Some of them may surprise you. No matter where a child lives, we see similarities spanning across unique cultures and the diversity of the world. For the children I have met, their prized possessions are simple. They are things that mean something to their heart, to their identity. The things they value are not necessarily […]

date: June 7, 2018
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A young girl stands in front of an emerald green wall. She wears a pink t-shirt with the Eiffel tower on it, she wears jeans.

How do children around the world celebrate Easter?

As we get ready to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus this Easter, we are also likely getting ready to revisit our yearly traditions, whether it is packing the kids in the minivan to visit grandma, singing worship songs at church, hunting for chocolate eggs in the garden or cooking that turkey to perfection. […]

date: March 29, 2018
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Surprise! The 10 most dangerous animals in the world

(Number one is probably not what you think…)

date: November 10, 2017
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Five inspiring females defying the odds

Five years ago the world was shocked and horrified when 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan was shot in the head by the Taliban for her advocacy of education for girls. But she recovered, and her passion to ensure all girls can receive an education was as alive as ever. Malala continues to this day to […]

date: July 12, 2017
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How does sponsorship help a child spiritually?

You may wonder why, in a four-part series, we’re addressing the spiritual aspect of a child’s development last. It’s not because spiritual development is less important than physical, emotional or cognitive development. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. Scripture tells us that poverty first entered our world as a result of the Fall. When Adam and […]

date: June 22, 2017
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